Competition: North Midland U19 League Div 1
Basford - Josh Rae (20), Kamran Frost (45+3)
Staveley - Ryan Walters (43), Konna Payne (45), Cameron Lambert (90+3)
Had arranged to meet my blog mentor Rob Waite at the ground - just as I pulled into the car-park he was just entering the tearooms (bar). Rob introduced me to Staveley supremo, Terry Damms - apparently good things are going to be happening at Inkersell Road next season....
Before kick off, Basford were presented with their league championship trophy and mementos...the presentation can be seen on youtube http://youtu.be/GYGfJ9MJgOk
There were very few people present at pitch-side, admittedly the game itself meant nothing, but you would have thought there would be a few more there to see the trophy lifted.
The game was all Staveley for the first 15 minutes or so, but the home team gradually began to lift their game and deservedly went ahead on 20 when JOSH RAE hit a stunner from 25 yards that hit the back of the net, leaving the visiting keeper waving it bye-bye.
Staveley levelled on 43, RYAN WALTERS slotting past Basford keeper Josh Downie from 8 yards. Seconds later the visitors went ahead after a free kick fired into the 6 yard area was neatly flicked home at the near post by KONNA PAYNE.
There were five minutes added by Referee Dan Middleton, and in the fourth of those minutes, Basford's KAMRAN FROST volleyed home from 6 yards, connecting superbly with a cross in from the right, restoring parity. H-T 2-2
Rob and Terry went in search of refreshments, but the bar wasn't open and they had to settle for corporate tea and biscuits!!
The second half really had nothing going for it, with both teams seemingly happy with a point apiece. In all honesty 2-2 would have been a fair result on the night, but Staveley managed to grab the winner in the fourth minute of second half stoppage time when CAMERON LAMBERT connected with a corner in from the left, heading powerfully home. F-T 2-3
So the result was not as the Champions would have liked, but the job was done earlier in the season - well done lads.
Admission: £2 inc programme
H/C - only a couple of dozen or so in attendance